operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. >>> typhoon jelawat continues to roar in the far east. more than 50 people have been hurt. hundreds of thousands of homes without power on japan's islands of okinawa. the storm is comparable to a category 3 hurricane. we have report this morning of two opposition leaders killed in venezuela. the pair was stopped in a western state saturday. when they exited their vehicle, gunmen opened fire. opposition party candidates will face prison hugo chavez in elections one week from today. >>> protesters battled with riot police in spain saturday night. the austerity measures were imposed to help spain secure loans and reduce debt. unemployment in the nation is close to 25%. >>> today iraq, a series of bombings has left at least 16 people dead. thmajority of the blasts occurring in and around the city of baghdad. five explosions there and a car bombing at a check point that killed three iraqi police officers. >>> to syria now where rebel and government forces e fighting it out block by block.